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. martha: unions are stopping work at another busy california port. this scene was last week when the workers picketed at the oakland port. now it is clerical workers at the port of los angeles and nearby long beach who are on strike as well. other unions, including the dockworkers refuse to cross the picket lines. it has affected two cargo ships but if it continues losses could pileup quickly. they handled $273 billion in cargo last year. not a lot moving there right now. bill: power lunch at the white house, president obama having governor romney over for lunch. with all the drama and nail biting over that looming fiscal avalanche can we expect anything big to come out of it? doug schoen former adviser to bill clinton. monica crowley, fox news contributor. i it's the thing to do. you get a call. >> president obama has a pattern of inviting political opponents, business leaders to the white house for some sort of confab. what it kals end ends up being is a photo opportunity so he looks like he's extending himself to the opposition, he's bipartisan, and he is neither of those thin
breaking news on a picture you don't see every day. this is daly city, california, just south of san francisco. that is a water main break. it is literally flooding that hillside, down into that street area, and the homes in this neighborhood. some of the homes have been evacuated according to police. and also a spokesman for the water and wastewater resources in daly city. flooding now impacting the area around this intersection you see here. that is near hilltop park if you know the area. they have got a mess on their hands right now. it is happening in northern california. we'll keep track of it for you right here on "america's newsroom.". martha: you mentioned this earlier. a u.s. software mogul is at the center of a south american murder case. you may recognize john mcafee's name because the software probably pops up on your screen all the time, mcafee anti-virus software? apparently he is living in bee lose. police want question him in the death of his neighbor -- belize. rick leventhal in new york with the latest on the story. >> reporter: good morning, martha. millions of peo
's exhausted, understandably so. leon panetta who come phaout commutes from washington to california he wants out. he's over 70 and wants to row tire. timothy geithner the treasury secretary wanted out a while ago and was pressed to say. i would think in the case of panetta and clinton that republicans will be unhappy to see them go because they are pretty popular up on capitol hill, a lot of respect for both of them. obviously hillary clinton with the libya situation there is some criticism there, generally speaking i think conservatives have been happy with a liberal democratic president having people like hillary clinton and panetta running national security. geithner not as popular with conservatives. and eric holder definitely because of fast and furious and other policies not as popular with conservatives. martha: it race raises the questions in all four of those spots, who do you think are some of the names that we might see tpulg those spots, chris? >> the most interesting one, i guess, is susan rice,s u.n. ambassador was considered one of the frontrunners to be the secretary of state
. because we are getting a little ray of sunshine coming from california perhaps. this is a scene of utility trucks being loaded in california on military cargo planes and being brought to the new york area. so that is the kind of thing we need to see. we are, everybody in the area will be greatful for that help. there is talk there should be gasoline trucks like that, brought to alleviate some pressure on the gas situation in the area which would go a long way to ease tensions as well. so, great picture there, huh? bill: think about that. they were taking utility trucks from alabama and driving them in here pretomorrow. -- prestorm. after the storm therm coming from missouri and other states, a thousand plus miles away from new york and new jersey. put them on transport planes. gives you a sense of amount of need even today. martha: these are the most densely populated states in the country. i think new jersey is most densely populated state in the country. it is a small state with a lot of people in it. it is feeling pretty cloud crowded. bill: you have the election in four days. unemploym
crews from as far away as southern california are making the drive east to help with repairs here. >> we have a long history, proud history of helping other utilities as they have helped us when these kinds of natural disasters happen. bill: the outages from the storm peaked at 8.5 million customers. martha: and another hospital in new york city is now being evacuated, it could take weeks before it can reopen. millions of gallons of wer is the estimate that poured into the basement of bellevue hospital during this storm. it has been operating on back up generators but the flood damage is so bad that the hospital officials say they can't keep the build building powered for much longer. the national guard came in to help the patients out of the buildings. in some cases they were carrying people down 18 flights of stairs. >> the problem is that it's hard to bring food to the patients and get them going, to keep up with them. everything is just very slow. martha: so, so difficult. this has happened after the nearby nyulangone hospital was closed. bill: two little boys ripped from their mothe
shoppers scattered as the violence spilled over the mall barriers, this in california now. witnesses say thing could have ended much worse if security officers had not stepped in when they did. martha: craziness out there, crazy, look at that. the lines stretched around the block but last week's black friday sales president bush actually down from last year. there may be some redemption for the retailers today, they wait for the cyber monday sales to come in and those are expected to be the highest weave over seen. online sales are expected to top $1.25 billion and hit $1.5 billion today alone. we'll see if it meets those expeck lacings. on thanksgiving day this year the boost seems pretty likely. adam shapiro is live in phoenix, arizona with more on this for us. morning, adam. >> we are at the amazon.com facility, the fulfillment center here in phoenix, their largest out of 40 in the united states, 80 world side. 1.2million square feet. take a look, you can see the activity of the pickers, they are called. these people are unpackaging the items you've already ordered, they put them into
, new york state still at 83 weeks. california, 73 weeks. nevada, 73 weeks. you know how the unemployment rate is in nevada. those people are really hurting out there. mark zandi, a lot of people go to him for his thoughts on economy. he believes the unemployment benefits is the most beneficial element to the economy in the short term. do you agree with him? >> no. not to bore our listeners with this keynesian nonsense you print pieces of paper that somehow stimulates the economy. it doesn't. you focus how you enable people to get through a very rough patch that had nothing to do with them. how do you it in a way that doesn't perpetuate unemployment but allows people to get jobs even if it is not what they want at least get back on their feet. in terms of the economy, don't do it in the macro thing to help the economy. no. focus does it enable people to get through a rough patch and get people back on their feet. bill: or do you take the other argument and suggest the more unemployment you receive the less incentive it is for someone to actually find a job? >> well, the b
. there are two other cases involved. let me tell you what those are. 9th case california's controversial proposition 8 when voters overturned the state court riling that allowed gays to marry. the 10th case comes from arizona where they are challenging a law state took away health benefits of domestic partners of state workers. it's possible that the court could take those up as well, bill but most think they will take a doma case up. we'll find out, maybe today, probably monday. bill: interesting. william la jeunesse, thank you. live in l.a. watching that story for us. martha? martha: in syria people are losing access now to the outside world as fighting continues between rebels and government troops. a paralyzing situation. we're live in the middle east. bill: also immigration, health care, two of the biggest stories and they're both happening in the state of arizona. governor jan brewer is here to defend some of her recent decisions live. we'll talk to her in a moment. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my me
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